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THE PEGS evolved from the punk-a- .
billy group Hege and the Heart At
tackers. The original trio featured bassist
Richard Hobbs, drummer Dan Berdine
and Hege on guitar and vocals. Hobbs
left to takean out-of-town job and
guitarist David Thrower and bassist
David Elliot joined in April, 1981.
After Elliot left, the trio played a
few jobs as the Pegs with Hege on
bass. Hobbs returned for his Pegs debut
August 8 at the New Music Summerfest in
The Pegs play fast rock'n'roll, and
Hege's voice gives the music a country
undertone. Hege likes to describe it as
"Southern new wave, something more
blood and guts than dance pop."
THE RUDE YOUNG MEN were the
hard-core rhythm section of the original
Dead Baggers, who broke up over the
summer. Guitarist Bruce Stringbean cites
as his main influences John Davidson and
the Sex Pistols. Drummer Pierre DuBris
is noted for his prehistoric style. Ted Of
fensive wears his bass lower than anybody
Stringbean and Offensive write the
original songs, which Offensive described
as "not very polite." The cover tunes are
mostly Sex Pistols and Ramones, plus
various versions of "Green Acres" and
mutations of Muzak classics such as
"Somewhere My Love."
APOCALYPSE rose from the ashes of
Beyond, a heavy metal group from
Chapel Hill High School. After Beyond
disintegrated, guitarist Keith Inman and
drummer John Palmer hooked up with
bassist Thomas Wilson. The new group
started performing in May 1982.
Inman plays really fast. And loud.
Palmer, the drummer, fills nearly every
measure, leaving Wilson to carry the
beat. In July, vocalist Don Sparrow join
ed the. band, completing the classic heavy
metal line-up of guitar, bass, drums and
"We try to catch people's ears with
stuff they've heard before Hendrix,
Cream, Stones, Steppenwolf," Wilson
said. "We tend to go for the nostalgia
ARROGANCE are the long-time favo
rite sons of Chapel Hill. Over the years
they have made the transition from an
acoustic-based folk-rock band to a full
fledged crew of rock 'n' rollers with their
own distinct sound. After a brief stint
with Warner Brothers for their album
Suddenly, they are now recording for
Moonlight Records. Even though the
band recently suffered the exit of guitarist
Rod Abernathy they rock just as fine as a
THE BLAZERS don't play reggae.
These dance-rockers, also long-time
Chapel Hillians, stick to basic rock 'n'
roll with lots of Stones covers and a hand
ful of clever originals. The original
Blazers recorded one album on Charma
Records, Storebought, and a later incar
nation has: ?n LP on Moonlight called
How To Rock'. "An album from the cur
rent line-up should be forthcoming.
v.BONEY MARONEY is a potpourri of
musicians from other bands such'as Red
Herring and the Mobile City Band. They
play straight-up rock V roll from the late
60s-early 70s era, leaning toward the acid
rock, West Coast sound.
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE bills itself
as "The World's Smallest Big
Band." They play a mixture of jazz and
bluegrass with an emphasis on swine
tunes. The set-up includes long-time
Chapel Hillians Don Mercz on guitar and
Barney Pilgrim on fiddle with new addi
tion Gail George on guitar and vocals.
CHEATER 5 is a young band fronted
by leadersinger Sonar. They play a mix
ture of cover and original tunes with a
raw, funky edge. We could make com-,
parisons to the B-52s and Romeo Void,
but we won't.
CUSTOM FIT, fronted by lead singer
Lisa Hogan, plays "all different styles of
rock 'n' roll." Backing Lisa is a tight
guitar, bass and drums unit. They do oc
casional covers by bands such as Pat
Benatar, Blondie and Bob Marley, and
they write some of their own stuff.
DOGBREATH Be not fooled. Dog
breath is Arrogance turned inside out, an
alter-ego band that performs 60s covers.
THE ECHO'S are a lounge band that
plays dance music from the 50s and 60s.
THE EDGE is composed of a couple
of Duke students and two more of their
friends. Apparently pretty popular
around the Duke campus, they do some
originals as well as covers by bands like
the Ramones and U-21 plus "one Aero
smith song for people who like that
ERASERIIEAD named themselves
after a bizarre cult movie. They're a
quartet of ex-N.C. State students. Vocal
ist Joe Romweber first sang with the band
on Halloween, 1981: "I answered an ad
in Jhe Spectator and we played six days
Eraserhead's music is hard to describe,
Romweber .said; "Some people call it
punk, some people call it new wave, some
people; "call it rock 'n' roll. It's
danceable." : v
THE EXECUTIVES are a group of
guys from Chapel Hill and Raleigh. They
play a popular selection of danceable
rock 'n' roll.
THE FABULOUS KNOBS What!
You haven't seen the Knobs yet? Fronted
by wailer extraordinaire Debra DeMilo,
the Knobs do a lot of R&B covers as well
as their own funky originals which can be
found on their EP and their Hugs and
Kisses LP on the Moonlight label.
15-501 is a young bandthe members'
ages range from 15 to 16. They play pop
ular covers by groups like the Rolling
Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foreigner and
the Police. '
4-PLAY is a new all-female band that
is one of Sara Romweber's (ex-drummer
for Mondo Combo) latest projects, but
this time she's playing guitar. The band
will do a mix of 60s girl-band pop and
THE GROOVE, a trio of ex-Nick Fear
members, play heavy crunch with three
part harmony. "We try to get as far out
technically as possible," bassist Jack
THE GROUP is power trio that plays.
60s roclpR&Bthheayy emphasis m
Jimi Heridnx''and original IfioatenaL1;
LIVE JAZZA is a four-piece band that
plays a few standards but usually just im
provises on stage.
MAGIC is a contemporary Christian
band that plays original music with R&B
and jazz influences.
MECHANISM is comprised of mem
bers from Pittsboro and , Burlington.
Their list of covers range from ACDC
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David Thrower of the Pegs displays the band 's fast rock 'rT roll style
.the Pegs evolved from the punk-a-billy group Hege and the Heart Attackers
and Aerosmith to Pink Floyd to the Cars
RICK MILLER, a long-time figure of
local music who has worked with such
bands as the Blazers and the Dads, is now
recording with an as-yet unnamed trio .
consisting of Andy Church and Chip
Shelly. Miller is excited about this band,
saying it's the best stuff he's ever done.
THE MUTETTES are an all-female
band-based in Durham. -The Go-Go's
, they aren't These gals have a rough edge
" lyrically as well as musically. The majori
ty of their material is original with a few
off-beat covers like "Secret Agent Man"
and "Eve of Destruction."
P.F. FLYER is a high energy rock ;'n'
roll band with six members that plays
covers by groups like the Rolling Stones
and the Cars.
RED HERRING is a cabaret-type act
composed of three people who play at
least 12 different; instruments. The high
light of their act is the comedy that goes
on between the songs as well as the off-the-wall
humor of their choice of material
ranging from music from the 30s on, in
cluding several TV-show theme songs.
The band has one LP on their own label.
THE RED ROSE FLYERS is a three
piece acoustic band that plays square
dance music as well as tunes from the 20s
e and 30s. You can catch them every Tues
day. ah the Station andthey-haye an t
album on the way.
THE RESISTERS are the current in
carnation of the band known as Gary and
the Resisters. The new lineup has Alan
Mac Donald on bass and vocals, Rick
Kenna-Levin on guitar and The Versatile
Larry Duckworth on drums. "Psyche
delic hard rocknew wave," MacDonald
said. "You might call it android rock."
ROUGH CUT plays all sorts of dance
music: funk, jazz and Top 40.
THE SAILAWAY LADIES is five
member, all-female old-time string band.
SABINE, SCHROEDER, HUDSON
& PRICE have the sweetest harmonies
this side of Crosby, Stills an&Nash. The
?isrrijmertationru)ts fpnr 0ousfi and
electric guitar and bass to cello, synthe
sizer, dulcimer and drums. Their covers
are from the late 60searly 70s, but their
original material is the highlight of this
SHADY GROVE has a traditional set
up, instrumental, but they call their
sound contemporary bluegrass. They do
a few covers by pop or rock bands, plus
swing tunes and Irish music. Don't look
for them during November, though.
They'll be touring Europe.
THE SUBSTITUTES are a Burlington
based band that plays British invasion
LESLIE TAKEHESHI AND SCOTT
TEMPLETON have decided that they
just don't have enough to keep them busy
in their student government positions, so
now they're playing original tunes as well as
covers by James Taylor and Karla
UNCLE SAM is the new name of the
band that used to be TBA which wreaked
havoc on club calendars. Their selections
of covers range from dance rock to pro
gressive music by folks such as Jeff Beck
and the Dregs. Their original material
which is a blend of pop, wave and rock,
features the popish keyboard hooks of
John Buckley and the eclectic screaming
guitar solos of Jonathan Mudd.
LISE UYANIK AND THE MOBILE
CITY BAND recreate the Motown
sound better than Motown ever did. As
well as lots of R&B, Lise and the MBC do
a lot of rock 'n' roll standards as well as
covers by Bonnie Raitt and Tom Petty.
The real treat with this band is that you
never know who will be sitting in with
them. They have one EP on Siren Rec
ords called Shut Up and Dance.
VENUS RISING is another all-female
band that does mostly original material
which is acoustic-based but has influences
that range from reggae to rock.
VOYAGER is an all-original-material
band with flavors from punk to southern
rock. The band, with the nucleus of hus-band-and-wife
team Zack and Virginia
Drill, has a single coming out this fall on
their own label
WEFUN is another all-original-material
band that says they are trying every
thing possible to remain uncategorizeable
but danceable. The band, consisting of
four members and a rhythm machine,
will make their debut September 22 in a
THE X-TEENS They come from Dur
ham. . . and there's no telling where these
folks may go. A band that has recently
concentrated on recording instead of
playing for dirt, the X-TEENS have an
EP on Moonlight called ...big boy's
dream and they've just released a single
("Anyone Can""Nothing Left to Say")
on their own label. Featuring the high
tech keyboards of Todd Jones and the
' squeal-singing of bassist Kitty Moses, the
X-Teens may well be the Triangle's next
claim to fame.
Editor's note: We sincerely apologize
to any band that wasn't listed but we in
cluded everyone that got in touch with us
or that we already knew about. We also
apologize to all the solo artists that did
contactus, but it wasri possible Jin'
elude solo artists in this band guide.
We would also like to express our grati
tude to area clubs, and, of course, all the
bands, for their aid in getting this infor
"I think 'Stephen's, After AIT is the
greatest place Fve ever seen."
Since October of 1982 when a former Chinese disco was
transformed into "Stephen's After All, the local and not-so- '
local townsfolk have applauded and yelled their approval
at everyone who's been on Stephen's stage from Carmen
McRae to the recent week's onslaught of male strippers. . .' '
Sometimes, what happens in Chapel Hill even surprises the
people in Chapel Hill, tho' they're not likely to admit it!
Where else but in Chapel Hill would you find a rather ,
small community supporting a restaurant and club featur- v
ing some of the nation's finest jazz and cabaret entertain-:
ment as the final dessert?
"Week after week, Stephen's is the best party in the '
Triangle," says the area's leading entertainment guide
Spectator Magazine. The Associated Press has called it 'the
hottest new club between Washington and Florida ...
The people at Stephen's, however, would naturally prefer
that you form your own positive opinion, so they hope
you'll make a point of dropping by when you're in town.
Just so you don't get too confused, "Stephen's" is the
main club room, offering a continental dinner menu
Wednesday thru Saturday with eight performances weekly
and the popular Sunday brunch show resuming on
September 19th. Students with IDs get a half-price cover
charge discount Thursday at either performance.
"After All" is the small living room cafe and the most
beautiful bar in town, open from 9 a.m., serving breakfast,
lunch and light suppers with the finest jazz in town every
single evening and on many afternoons.
If you're in Chapel Hill for a weekend or a year
don't miss the most fun and lively nightspot in the south.
Just phone 929-0217 and see what's happening . . . More
than likely, it will be more than you expect ... After all,
you are in Chapel Hill.
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FallWinter 1982 Schedule
Aug. 26, 27, 28
The Steve Wing Trio
September 1 thru 5 '
September 8 thru 12
Red Norvo & Tal Farlow
September 15 thru 19 ,
Mark Murphy's All-Star Celebrity Jam
September 22 thru 26 .
September 29 thru October 3
The Legendary Joe Williams
: (advance prepaid reservations only)
October 6 thru 10
The Ili-Heeled Women -
Tuesday, October 12; One Night Only
(advance prepaid reservations only)
October 13 thru 17
Msxcss Andrews, The Andrews Sister
October 20-24 & 27-31
Gary Herb & Johnny Potato
November 3-7 & 10-14
The Shirley Horn Trio
November 17-21 & 24-28
Carol Sloor.e Sings The Eeatles
December 1 thru 5
The Tcptaticns Christmas Show! ,
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Dinner from 6:30 p.m. Wed. thru Sat.
8:30 p.m. performance Wed. thru Sat.
11 p.m. late show Thurs. thru Sat.
Sunday brunch at 12:30 with 2 p.m. show
Weekly 8:30 p.m. Sunday Swing dances with the Ted Howe Orchestra
"After All" cafe open from 9 a.m. Mon. thru Fri. & 11:30 weekends.
Breakfast, lunch & suppers in the cafe with no cover charge. !
Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. Ac 11 p.m.-l a.m. seven nights a week.
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